On This Day

Details a past event with particular importance to the history of the social justice movement.

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Medicare

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On July 1, 1962, North America's first publicly administered, universal medicare plan was established in Saskatchewan.
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Canada Pension Plan

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Established by an Act of Parliament, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) has been in operation since January 1, 1966
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World Day of Social Justice

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The United Nations' World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20
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World Press Freedom Day

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The United Nations General Assembly has declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day.
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Toronto Bathhouse Raids

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On February 5, 1981 286 men were arrested in a series of raids on Toronto area bathhouses, the largest mass arrest since the October Crisis
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Invasion of Iraq

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On March 20, 2003 the United States launched its second war of agression against Iraq resulting in the defeat of the Baathist regime and an ongoing military occupation
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Queen's Park Riot

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On June 15th, 2000, an anti-poverty demonstration on the steps of the Ontario Legislature was met with police violence, resulting in what is commonly known as the Queen's Park Riot
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Prisoners' Justice Day

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Prisoners' Justice Day began with a hunger strike and day of mourning by prisoners in Millhaven Institution on August 10, 1975 in memory of Edward Nolan.
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CCF election landslide

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on June 15, 1944 the CCF (precursor to the NDP), swept to power in Saskatechewan in a landslide election victory under leader Tommy Douglas.

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